One of the reasons most of us jailbreak our Apple TV is to install aTV Flash (black), a terrific piece of software from FireCore that adds a ton of incredible features to your set-top box. In its latest update, aTV Flash delivers a number of features, including trakt.tv integration for those who never know what to watch.
With tract.tv integration, every movie and TV show you watch on your Apple TV with aTV Flash is “scrobbled” back to your trakt.tv profile. This information is then used to provide suggestions for content other content that you may enjoy. It’s great for those of us who never know what to watch next, and spend ages flicking through the iTunes Store trying to find something that looks good.
In addition to this, aTV Flash has a stack of new features, including localized movie poster art and ratings, support for embedded DVB subtitles, and more. The full change log is below:
- Added trakt.tv integration (scrobbling and ratings)
- Added localized movie poster art
- Added localized movie ratings
- Added AirControl (beta) – an open control API for Apple TV
- Added support for embedded DVB subtitles
- Added advanced read-ahead buffering for SMB and NFS shares
- Added Simplified Chinese translation
- Added ‘Update All’ option
- Added support for secure web logins
- Improved metadata fetching speed
- Improved video rotation detection for MOV files
- Improved support for YUVJ420 & YUVJ422 formats (used by digital cameras)
- Improved top-level menu layouts
- Resolved crash when accessing ISO files on certain shares
- Resolved potential streaming issues when using an unstable network
- Resolved AFP related memory management issues
- Other minor improvements & fixes
Unfortunately, for those with a third-generation Apple TV, aTV Flash still isn’t supported. FireCore says that it’s working hard to provide a jailbreak, but warns that it has “proven to be a bit elusive up to this point.”
You can update aTV Flash on your Apple TV from within the Maintenance menu, and if you don’t already have it, you can grab it from the FireCore website using the link below.